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July 16, 2009

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Let them kill it if they want, there is very little any of us can do to stop them. But at least by killing a policy supported by upwards of 70% of Americans it will illustrate how broken the system is at the federal level.

"Don't believe them. Don't fear them. Don't ask anything of them." — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Call me a cock-eyed optimist (and certainly I know folks, and you probably do as well, who in this context would), but I prefer to think that broken as the U.S. government is, and broken as our general cultural unwillingness to full admit to our historic sins and fully make amends for them are, that we're not quite living in the Gulag Archipelago, or a regime that functions quite that oppressively.

And speaking of that, this -- "But at least by killing a policy supported by upwards of 70% of Americans it will illustrate how broken the system is at the federal level" -- seems to be a version of Philippe Gavi's "heighten the contradictions" theory.

I've never found that notion persuasive. Primarily because I'm unaware of much historical evidence for the idea that it is likely to lead to any inevitable improvement.

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